Friday, September 30, 2016

Chasing the Sun - Clue 6

Happy 1st day of October!  Do you love autumn as much as I do?  On the favorite season spectrum, it has attained number one status.  There's just something about a slightly cooler day and cooler evenings along with the color changes going on all around us that makes my heart happy.  Perhaps it is because I am a redhead and the colors are all "MINE" according to the charts of years ago.  Perhaps it's just that it usually signifies a calmer couple of months.  Whatever the reason, I'm going to enjoy every minute of it and am thrilled to be spending Saturday mornings here with all of you.

I think it's about time to bring all that dark purple into play.  What do you think?  REMEMBER TO READ ALL THE WAY TO THE BOTTOM BEFORE STARTING.  As always, if you are going scrappy, remember to mix it up.

Purple (color 7): Cut 32 - 1 1/2" strips THEN subcut into 60 - 1 1/2" x 7 1/2" bricks AND 92 - 1 1/2" x 8 1/2" bricks.

UNIT A (make 60):

With the 60 - 1 1/2" x 7 1/2" purple bricks, sew one to each of the Unit A's as shown in the graphic above - on the lower edge of the unit.

The Unit A's should now measure 7 1/2" x 8 1/2".

Are you seeing how ALL my blocks are consistently wonky?  It's driving me nuts and I simply cannot believe that I repeated the same mistake EXACTLY 60 times.  Is it an optical illusion?  NO - I have measured and I am exactly the correct size each time but my orange strips are not always straight.  How can that be?  I'm going to live with it, but it sure does confuse me.

Add the 1 1/2" x 8 1/2" purple bricks to the final side of the units, making them 8 1/2" square.

Do you think we are finished with these units and that they have become blocks?  If you said yes, you are correct.  We now have 60 Block B's - Log Cabins.  They are ready to be set aside until we need them again.

Unit B (make 16):

With the remaining purple 1 1/2" x 8 1/2" bricks, sew one to each side of Unit B as shown in the graphic, completing this unit as well.

It should now measure 8 1/2" square too.

You should now have 16 Block C's - Courthouse Steps.

That's it for this week.  It's getting closer now.  I wonder what next week will hold for us.  See you then.

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